House of the week: 323 Fishers Road, Bryn Mawr

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Cherished old Main Line charm, architecture and history are embodied in this wonderful home dating back to the late 1800s and part of the Lippincott Estate, (realtor.com)

Cherished old Main Line charm, architecture & history are embodied in this wonderful home dating back to the late 1800s. Part of the Lippincott Estate, this house, known as the Annex, was primarily used for grand-scale entertaining.

The main home (Alscot) was demolished in the late 1930s & the Annex was utilized as a residence until 2008. The old structure was extensively renovated & expanded with an addition that opened up the floorplan. Current owners finished the huge basement creating approx. 9, 874 sf of living space, according to the listing on realtor.com.

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The stately exterior & stunning custom woodwork are among the classic features retained, enhanced by a new kitchen, family area, laundry room, office, study + master suite.

This outstanding property melding the best of yesteryear & today must be seen to be truly appreciated. Expansive lawn surrounds the house accessed by a gated long drive, with mature trees creating privacy & a fully-fenced rear yard. In the awe-inspiring interior, every space is well enjoyed & perfectly suited to its purpose. Ceilings soar on the gracious main level, enriched by wood floors & accents.

Double front doors lead to the oversized great room, in the original section of the house, with a stone wood-burning fireplace, library nook, wet bar & opening to the attached porch. Most used is the newer side door/family entrance that opens to the marble foyer, with access to a formal powder room, coat closets, mudroom, 2nd powder room, pantry, rear staircase & heated 3-car garage.

A new kitchen is adorned with marble countertops, tons of cabinetry & top-of-the-line appliances, with a sun-filled breakfast room & lovely patio nearby. Relaxing times await in the open family room centered by a gas-burning fireplace, enjoying beaming light from windows on 3 exposures. Five bright, airy bedrooms, including the master and 2 guest suites, are perched on the 2nd floor offering pretty views, distinctive design features, lots of closets & versatile use of space with a huge room including the turret.

The vaulted master in the newer wing has a sitting area & private hall with walk-in closets & luxurious his/her baths. A spacious laundry room also occupies this level. The day-lit walkout lower level w/9~+ ceilings has a large open recreation space, 2 work areas & storage closets, full bath, sauna, summer kitchen with AGA electric range with double ovens & stacked washer/dryer. A 40~x20~ in-ground pool & blissful patio w/wood-burning fireplace complete the oasis.

To see the complete listing click here.

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